Nauvoo City Council Minute Book, 3 February 1841–8 February 1845

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Each Cohort, a quarter Master Sergeant, Sergeant Major, & chief Musician, with the Rank of Captains of light Infantry; & two Musicians, with the Rank of Captains of Infantry.
Sec. 6. The Staff of each Brigadier General shall consist of One Aid-de-Camp, with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel of Infantry; provided that the said Brigadiers shall have access to the Staff of the Major General when not otherwise in service.
Sec. 7. No officer shall hereafter be elected by the various Companies of the Legion, except upon the nomination of the Court Martial, & it is hereby made the duty of the Court Martial to nominate at least two Candidates for each vacant office, whenever such vacancies Occur.
Sec. 8. The Court Martial shall fill & supply all offices ranking between Captains & Brigadiers General by granting brevet Commissions to the most worthy Company Officers of the Line, who shall thereafter take Rank & Command according to the date of their Brevets; provided that their Original place in the Line shall not thereby be vacated.
Sec. 9. The Court Martial consisting of all the Military Officers, commissioned or entitled to Commissions, within the limits of the City Corporation, shall meet at the of Joseph Smith, on Thursday the 4th. day of February 1841, at 10 o’clock A.M. & then, & there, proceed to elect the general officers of the Legion as contemplated in the 3rd. Section of this ordinance.
Sec. 10. The Court Martial shall adopt for the Legion, as nearly as may be, & so far as applicable, the discipline, drill, Uniform, Rules & Regulations of the Army.
Sec. 11. This Ordinance shall take effect, & be in force from & after its Passage.
passed Feb.y. 3rd. 1841.—
, Mayor.
Recorder.
Colr. [p. 3]
Each Cohort, a quarter Master Sergeant, Sergeant Major, & chief Musician, with the Rank of Captains of light Infantry; & two Musicians, with the Rank of Captains of Infantry.
Sec. 6. The Staff of each Brigadier General shall consist of One Aid-de-Camp, with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel of Infantry; provided that the said Brigadiers shall have access to the Staff of the Major General when not otherwise in service.
Sec. 7. No officer shall hereafter be elected by the various Companies of the Legion, except upon the nomination of the Court Martial, & it is hereby made the duty of the Court Martial to nominate at least two Candidates for each vacant office, whenever such vacancies Occur.
Sec. 8. The Court Martial shall fill & supply all offices ranking between Captains & Brigadiers General by granting brevet Commissions to the most worthy Company Officers of the Line, who shall thereafter take Rank & Command according to the date of their Brevets; provided that their Original place in the Line shall not thereby be vacated.
Sec. 9. The Court Martial consisting of all the Military Officers, commissioned or entitled to Commissions, within the limits of the City Corporation, shall meet at the of Joseph Smith, on Thursday the 4th. day of February 1841, at 10 o’clock A.M. & then, & there, proceed to elect the general officers of the Legion as contemplated in the 3rd. Section of this ordinance.
Sec. 10. The Court Martial shall adopt for the Legion, as nearly as may be, & so far as applicable, the discipline, drill, Uniform, Rules & Regulations of the Army.
Sec. 11. This Ordinance shall take effect, & be in force from & after its Passage.
passed Feb.y. 3rd. 1841.—
, Mayor.
Recorder.
Colr. [p. 3]
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